Environmental Impact Assessment

SRSL use cutting edge-science and technology to design and deliver Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) that facilitate sustainable renewable energy generation in Scotland.
We have developed an enviable reputation for developing new, appropriate and defensible scientific methodologies for carrying out environmental impact assessment of sites in challenging marine environments. We are able to use our convenient location and facilities to maximise the use of weather-windows and design robust survey plans, which ensure projects are delivered to budget and on time.

SRSL are market-leaders in environmental impact assessment of marine renewable energy developments on marine mammals in high-energy tidal flow environments.

SRSL Survey & Consultancy Services in Renewables

SRSL possesses in-depth and extensive knowledge of the marine environment in Scotland, coupled with a clear understanding of the potential impacts associated with a wide range of renewable energy developments in our waters. We provide clients with advice and guidance on the assessment of environmental impacts across all stages of project development; from site investigations and construction to operation and monitoring.

We offer consultation services with stakeholders and statutory consultees, including working with regulators to ensure scope of works are fit for purpose and project-managing the delivery of approved surveys in challenging high-energy environments. We are accustomed to maximising the use of weather-windows in order to deliver on time and reduce costs to our clients.

Added Value from SRSL

SRSL are experienced in designing robust survey plans with industry-standard methodologies to help clients gain regulatory approval. Our service packages include full methodological design, survey management, in-house sample analysis and final reporting. We also provide mitigation advice, guidance on post-consent monitoring and consenting-support services Rochdale Envelope events.

Recent Project Experience

SRSL has delivered survey and consultancy services to eight different renewable energy developments in Scotland to date. Examples includes:

  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for Marine Mammals, SW Islay Tidal Array, DP Marine Energy 2012
  • Benthic Surveys for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), West Islay Windfarm, SSER, 2012
  • Natural and Commercial Fish Surveys for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), West Islay Windfarm, SSER, 2012

Our Project Experience (Renewables)



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